The Chainsmokers Can't Be Stopped

The Chainsmokers have been unstoppable since the release of megahit, "#Selfie.” With a couple remixes released since then, they have now stepped it up even more with a \remake of Neon Tree's "Sleeping With A Friend". They take the indie record and turn it into a absolute house banger. Take a listen to it above and check out the rest of their recent on their Soundcloud!

New World Punx joins 2015 Groove Cruise!

Just when you thought The Groove Cruise couldn’t get more kick-ass, they take the party to the next level!

Tickets for The Groove Cruise went on sale to the public today, and if you weren’t thinking of going, you should think again. The Groove Cruise is essentially a huge, nautical four day dance fest that takes place on both a gorgeous cruise ship and equally gorgeous private islands. The cruise features theme nights, sunrise sets, and more than fifty top-tier spin artists (In the past: Cedric Gervais, Nervo, Deadmau5).

Last year, was lucky enough to actually be there for a firsthand report, and this year, it’s your turn! Because today, Groove Cruise announced the latest addition to their 2015 line-up: Markus Schulz is back, and this time, he’s bringing his partner in crime, Ferry Corsten.

WEEKEND PICK: Wolfgang Gartner at Umbria Prime

Wolfgang Gartner is not as German as his name might suggest. The California-born House DJ has not only collaborated with Skrillex, DeadMau5, and Tiesto, but has also managed to put out eight Beatport #1 songs. His music has been featured in a number of TV shows and video games, and could also be heard in the 2011 movie, Limitless.

Gartner singed to Ultra Records in 2010, and then Ministry of Sound in the UK a year later. But before that, Gartner was releasing music through his own label, Kindergarten. He achieved A-list rotation on BBC Radio 1, and has played at many festivals since 2010 including Coachella and the World Electronic Music Festival. He was voted #8 on the list of top DJs in 2013.

Weekend Pick: DVBBS at Ultrabar/Chroma

DVBBS (pronounced “dubs”), a duo from Toronto, have made more certified club bangers than you can imagine. The electro/house collective boasts a unique style and is the brains behind hits such as “TSUNAMI." Their EP, “Initio,” was released a little more than two years ago and continues to inspire up-and-coming artists on the scene.

The two members, brothers Alex and Chris Andre, have dabbled in reggae, dubstep, house, and electronic, and their live sets bring their colorful and creative sound to life. Having performed with the greats, including Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and Deadmau5, their capabilities behind the turntables are at an all-time high and not to be passed up.

Weekend Pick: HIIO at Toro Toro

HIIO, the pairing of Colombia’s Ortzy and Argentina’s Nico Hamuy, present an exhilarating partnership of progressive house. Having performed at Mysteryland Chile and Tomorrowland, HIIO bring a true festival aura to every live set. Between the powerhouse duo, they have over 20 songs on the Beatport top 100. They have toured with David Guetta, Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, and Erick Morillo. The partnership, based on South America, perform live shows that are as memorable as they are dynamic.

Weekend Pick: Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli and Saeed Younan at Echostage

A professional DJ since his teen years, Carl Cox is stopping in Washington D.C. to pump his eclectic sound through the speakers of Echostage. With releases going back to the 1990s, Carl Cox has worked with legendary artists, among them Paul Oakenfold, and has an established Ibiza residency that broke boundaries, running 13 years. This summer, he will be taking up residence in Las Vegas at the mega-club LIGHT at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Weekend Pick: Excision at Aragon Ballroom

The Aragon Ballroom is known for hosting artists that bring in something unique, a tradition that will continue this weekend as Excision comes to take over on Friday night. Though his first release wasn’t until 2007, the young Canadian dubstep DJ and producer has actually been spinning since 2004, and is the founder of 2 record labels, Rottun Recordings and Destroid Records.

Excision has collaborated with fellow DJs Bassnecter, Datsik, and Space Laces, to name a few, and his second North American tour with supporting acts Dirtyphonics and ill Gates has just 3 shows left. Armed with a 150,000 watt PK sound system and his famous Executioner light and video program, his noisy songs are loaded with twisted effects and unpredictable bass. Excision’s music will remove you from reality and throw you into something straight-up otherworldly. The show is 18+.

Weekend Pick: DJSnake at Umbria Prime

DJSnake at Umbria Prime

William Grigahcine, better known as DJ Snake, is a Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, originally from France, who garnered a lot of buzz after working with Lady Gaga on her Born This Way album. He also produced 3 tracks on her last album ArtPop, including the lead single “Applause” and the hit “Do What U Want”.

Weekend Pick: Kill Paris & Candyland at U Street Music Hall

Kill Paris, aka Corey Baker, is an evolving and experienced musician who has made a smooth yet loud transition to the turntables. His sound, composed of sweet bass melodies paired with funk and glitchy elements, have been featured on EPs such as “To a New Earth.” Having started his own record label,
Sexy Electric, Kill Paris is scheduled to release his new EP “Foreplay” later this month, which is to feature four new tracks. Kill Paris has shared the stage with Pretty Lights, Mac Miller, and countless others, bringing his crisp sound to the masses.

Weekend Pick: Candyland x Kill Paris at Concord Music Hall

This Saturday, April 19th, you can experience the best of both worlds with Candyland and Kill Paris as they stop at Concord Music Hall for their Killer Fro Tour. Candyland and Kill Paris are both known for their beats and style/genre of music that falls somewhere between trance, dubstep and house.